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Pampers Active Fit Size 4+ (20-44 lbs/9-20 kg) Nappies - 2 x Packs of 52 (104 Nappies)
Pampers Active Fit Size 4+ (20-44 lbs/9-20 kg) Nappies - 2 x Packs of 52 (104 Nappies)

1.0 out of 5 stars Leaking, 30 April 2013
Like the previous reviewers we also have had more problems recently with leaking nappies. At first we thought it was how we put them on, but we had been using active fit for 18 months without a problem. It seems we weren't the only ones experiencing problems, so it must be the new design. Avoid!


People Pictures: 30 Exercises for Creating Authentic Photographs
People Pictures: 30 Exercises for Creating Authentic Photographs
by Chris Orwig
Edition: Paperback
Price: 15.63

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Very disappointing, 22 Nov 2011
I'm a big fan of Chris Orwig's Lynda.com video tutorials and I've picked up quite a few things from these videos and some of his earlier books. However, when reading this book on portrait photography, I was hugely disappointed. The book effectively consists of 30 exercises, which is not a big surprise given its title... However, I just don't see why some of these exercises consist of buying film a camera, doing a 10 minute shoot with someone you know, drawing visual maps of myself in which I describe myself in 30 words. Maybe I'm not in the right mood, but I just don't see how that's helping my portrait photography. Exercises like "Contact two photographers whose work you admire and do a photo shoot and interview with them" is not very practical for most of us.

Still, the photos in the book might give you inspiration (although I thought that most of the post-processing was a bit repetative - p. 15 and 179 are processed in exactly the same way and there are many other examples throughout the book), but all in all I thought it was very disappointing. Not recommended at all!


Wedding Photography
Wedding Photography
by Mark Cleghorn
Edition: Paperback
Price: 10.49

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Ideal for the starting wedding photographer, 22 Nov 2011
This review is from: Wedding Photography (Paperback)
If you're thinking about becoming a wedding photographer, this is one of a few great books on wedding photography. The beauty of this book is that it gives you advice on various aspects: equipment, how to deal with customers, which shots are "must haves" (I particularly like the "complete shooting list") and tips how take those shots.
It is a shame that the book doesn't fit in your back pocket because you could almost use it as a checklist. There's just no aspect of wedding photography that isn't covered, although I've seen better books on post-processing your images. Apart from that minor issue, this well-organised book is one of the best in it's class and essential for anyone shooting a wedding.


The Landscape Photography Bible: The Complete Guide to Taking Stunning Scenic Images
The Landscape Photography Bible: The Complete Guide to Taking Stunning Scenic Images
by Tony Worobiec
Edition: Paperback
Price: 13.59

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice but not as organised as I'd like, 22 Nov 2011
This book shows some very great examples of landscape photography and provides a lot of practical tips on how you could take wonderful landscape photos yourself, for example, by explaining how to meter with a graduated filter. I did find, however, that the information was provided in an illogical way. For example, in the "in-camera" techniques section, there is a chapter on formats (aspect ratios), creating panoramas, exploring vantage points and controlling depth of field. I'd expect the first two topics to be in post-camera techniques where the author discusses HDR. So can anyone explain to me why HDR is post-camera and panorama stitching is in-camera? Apart from this, I think that the post-camera chapter is filled with very useful tips, the 2nd section "Approaches to Landscape photography" discusses time of day, weather conditions and seasons quite nicely (although there is an odd "black and white" chapter which I'd have expected in the post-camera section) and the third section "Popular Topics" should provide you with plenty of inspiration for your own photography. All in all a nice read, but I'd possibly wait for a 2nd edition...


Complete Guide to Digital Photography
Complete Guide to Digital Photography
by Ian Farrell
Edition: Paperback
Price: 11.89

55 of 55 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best photography books for beginners, 22 Nov 2011
This book is a great reference for taking, processing and printing better-looking photos. However, apart from being a reference, the book is filled with assignments and discussed photography and all it facets, ranging from photography subjects (portraits, landscapes, travel photography, nature and wildlife, etc.) to the digital darkroom. Photo editing is often neglected in books for photography enthousiasts even though we hardly ever see an unprocessed image these days. Although there are better books on editing, there are few that provide so much detail for quick fixes to improve your photos. And those quick fixes will improve your photos dramatically without taking too much time and leaving not enough time to take even better photos. Great book!


The Rough Guide to Digital Photography
The Rough Guide to Digital Photography
by Sophie Goldsworthy
Edition: Paperback
Price: 8.25

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice little book on photography, 22 Nov 2011
When I read the title, I was a little but nervous what to expect as I'm not a big fan of the "Rough Guide" travel series. However, this book is a nice little guide on digital photography which describes various aspects of photography concisely. The book runs through various camera types, composition rules, photo editing software and websites and although none of it is very detailed, it might still give the beginning photographer some new ideas.


Wedding Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots
Wedding Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots
by Suzy Clement
Edition: Paperback
Price: 13.06

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great if you are shooting weddings, 19 Nov 2011
Although I'm not a wedding photographer, I tend to read books on wedding photography because they a) teach you a lot about a good digital workflow and b) they can also teach you something about how to take photos under a wide range of difficult situations (both in terms of light as in terms of subjects). This book particularly excels at discussing many challenges that you will face when shooting weddings and gives a great overview of what a starting wedding photographer should keep in mind. It discusses equipment, various parts of the big day and how to record them best, how to present your work and was very informative. I'd say that this is one of the better books in this genre and if you are interested in starting a wedding photography career, then I'd really check this one out.


Buying the Right Photo Equipment: 70 Tips from the Top
Buying the Right Photo Equipment: 70 Tips from the Top
by Elin Rantakrans
Edition: Paperback
Price: 10.90

4.0 out of 5 stars Liked it!, 19 Nov 2011
If you're a beginner photographer and you want to know what equipment you can start saving up for, then this is a good starting point. The book explains in 7 chapters what each piece of equipment does. Chapters focus on how to select a lens, what various types of filters can be used for, why you should consider getting yourself a good tripod, lighting equipment (particularly flash and flash accessories), how to protect your gear and other types of useful gear. The last chapter is focused on the digital darkroom and provides a brief overview of software that you might want to buy. All in all a nice read that made my photography wishlist even longer...


How to Photograph Absolutely Everything: Successful Pictures from your Digital Camera
How to Photograph Absolutely Everything: Successful Pictures from your Digital Camera
by Tom Ang
Edition: Hardcover

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great book for people who take photos and have no interest in photography, 1 Nov 2011
This book is great for people who have a digital camera and who just want to take photos without getting to grips with photographic concepts. That's bad if you want to learn more about photography, but great if you just want to know when to use what setting on your camera. It will tell you which mode you should set your point-and-shoot camera in (sports, landscape, portrait, etc.), what ISO setting to use, whether to use flash or not and whether to zoom in or not and that's it. If you want to know more, I suggest you buy another book (e.g. "Digital Photography - Step by Step" by the same author offers much more information if you are a beginner and want to learn about photography), but if all you want to know is how to get better photos from your digital camera, then this will be a great book for you!


Digital Photography Step by Step
Digital Photography Step by Step
by Tom Ang
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 13.60

10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice book, 1 Nov 2011
Like many of the books that Tom Ang wrote, this is another great book for the beginner photographer. It's even better than "How to Photograph absolutely everything" which had less depth and contained some controversial advice. It touches upon all main concepts of photography and might therefore direct you to more detailed literature on specific subjects. The quick fix chapters will tell you how to solve problems that you might experience as beginning photographer. The two parts that are particularly outstanding are the "Mastering photo subjects" chapter which discusses techniques for various subjects and the "Commanding photo-technique" chapter that discusses basic photographic concepts like composition, exposure, lighting, etc.
The photo editing section is less impressive although it shows quite nicely what some techniques do when trying different settings - personally I do prefer books that explain a bit better what the different controls do, but it's quite refreshing to just see examples of what would happen if you changed a certain setting, even when it just shows that your image will get much worse! The video-editing chapter might be good for video-enthusiasts, but as a photographer I didn't really see the point.


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